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Old 01-24-2014, 11:10 PM
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Re: Pastel look

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No AIM conversions, no nothing. Just a couple of adjustment layers, super loose masking and introduction of a railing instead of the dark horizon.

You don't need AIM for this kind of thing.
I don't think the OP is interested in "couple of adjustment layers", give him a step by step instructions, after all, anything, no matter what, that comes out of Photoshop, is nothing more than "couple of adjustment layers", isn't this what photoshop is all about?

I don't see how you are helping him by giving vague answer!
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Old 01-25-2014, 01:03 PM
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Re: Pastel look

Agreed, here's the psd http://www.sendspace.com/file/wdxbga
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:07 PM
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Re: Pastel look

Thanks,

However -there is always however- Utilizing the AIM RGB, all you need is 2 layers, the Background and the converted layer on top.

Your method utilizes 6 adjustment layers! not counting car and additional stuff you added.

Bottom line, there is always more than one way to do anything in Photoshop.

@Isedo: There, you have more than one way to do it, enjoy...
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Old 01-25-2014, 06:48 PM
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Re: Pastel look

... But you get stuck with what AIM conversion does, and you can always merge this and use it as a smart object.

That was my point, it's the look we're after, and there are so many methods.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:33 AM
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Re: Pastel look

juste wanted to say thanks guys, love this forum and how it help newbies (me)
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:13 PM
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Re: Pastel look

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Thanks guys, here is my attempt. I red ALL that thread and mixed a lot of stuff keeping in mind what I wanted as final result. I used a mixed techniques, I coverted in Aim but then I pasted it to the previous Rgb project and varied the opacity. Thank a lot of different regulation layers to my taste. A lot of masking as well.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/Cape...-2013/13993315

Thanks for your support.
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:55 PM
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Re: Pastel look

Not bad at all, actually, but you might want to think about contrast further.

Beetle one is dark saturated car vs. light desaturated backdrop.

At least add a brightness /contrast adjustment layer to the car, it needs to pop out of the image.

Also, I find shadows that car is dropping on the tarmac to be not blended well, compared to the lighting in the rest of the pic.

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Old 01-28-2014, 12:47 AM
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Re: Pastel look

Thanks for your comments.
I actually like that washed look but yes, in the way to achieve the starting example, for sure it needs some more contrast on the car.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:58 PM
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Re: Pastel look

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Thanks guys, here is my attempt. I red ALL that thread and mixed a lot of stuff keeping in mind what I wanted as final result. I used a mixed techniques, I coverted in Aim but then I pasted it to the previous Rgb project and varied the opacity. Thank a lot of different regulation layers to my taste. A lot of masking as well.

https://www.behance.net/gallery/Cape...-2013/13993315

Thanks for your support.
Nice work, do you have a psd?
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